Noob here. New to ESO, and new to MMOG's in general.
Re: the chat window in the lower left corner, while playing:
How does the ESO software determine whose messages get posted in my chat window? Is it that everyone who happens to be playing at the time, and who happens to type something there, gets into my chat window? If that were the case, that seems like it could be an awful lot of people all posting at once... how in the world could you carry on a conversation there with just one or two people? I assume some kind of filtering mechanism is in place by default (?), and other filters can be applied somehow (?).
Which brings me to my next question - what does the "zone" word refer to in "zone chat"? Is there chat that is not "zone chat"?